Young, Saskatchewan

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Young is located in Saskatchewan
Young is located in Canada
Location of Young in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°28′N 105°26′W / 51.46°N 105.44°W / 51.46; -105.44
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Founded 1908
Post Office Established 1909-04-01
Village Incorporated June 7, 1910
 • Mayor Brian Rowan
 • Governing body Young Village Council
 • Land 2.51 km2 (0.97 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 239
 • Density 95.2/km2 (247/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0K 4Y0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 2
Website Official Site

Young is a village in Saskatchewan. The economy is dominated by local agriculture and the nearby Mosaic Potash mine.[4]


Young came into being with the coming of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and at one time hoped to be the hub of four railroads. It was incorporated as a village in 1910, named for F.G. Young, land agent. Wide streets were laid for a growing community with sights on becoming a city. Business flourished: stores, hotel, billiard hall, barber shop, bank, doctor, drug store, no less than three lumber yards, livery barns, blacksmith shop, three churches and a school.

Young Saskatchewan Grain Elevator 2010.jpg

A train engineer took note of the rock formations near the community. He came back to develop a huge limestone kiln that produced 1000 bushels of lime a day. Concrete formed the base of this structure that stood 53 feet high with a trestle 200 feet long. The remains can still be seen at the north-west end of 2nd Avenue, just beyond the Senior housing.

The far-sighted and ambitious pioneers who started the community may have had their dreams toned down somewhat as Young did not become the hub of the railroads or a city. The present residents still have some of that enthusiasm flowing through their veins. For a village of less than 300 people, it has a store, service station, post office, Credit Union, Insurance agent, restaurant, two churches, private caterers and a school.

On the social side, the 3 sheet curling rink with artificial ice and hockey arena are the centre of activity in the winter. The swimming pool, golf course, ball diamonds and the ever-improving playground are the places to be in the summer. Its school has a shop, home economics, computer room, photography, art program and gymnasium.[5]

A fire destroyed the village's oldest building, a former hotel, bar and popular meeting place for residents. The blaze at the Young Hotel started shortly before 3 a.m. on November 12, 2011. The hotel was built in 1910.[6]


Canada census – Young, Saskatchewan community profile
2011 2006
Population: 239 (-9.1% from 2006) 263 (-12.0% from 2001)
Land area: 2.51 km2 (0.97 sq mi) 2.51 km2 (0.97 sq mi)
Population density: 95.2/km2 (247/sq mi) 104.8/km2 (271/sq mi)
Median age: 53.8 (M: 53.7, F: 53.9) 49.9 (M: 49.8, F: 50.0)
Total private dwellings: 150 150
Median household income: $n/a $28,236
References: 2011[7] 2006[8] earlier[9]


  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on January 15, 2016. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  4. ^ "Economy of Young". Village of Young. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  5. ^ "History of Young". Village of Young. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  6. ^ "Young's century-old hotel building destroyed". CBC News. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  7. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  8. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  9. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 

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North: Viscount
West: Allan Young East: Watrous

Coordinates: 51°45′54″N 105°44′39″W / 51.76500°N 105.74417°W / 51.76500; -105.74417